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Bay, Mint, Tarragon, Chilli, Lemon grass, Curry Plant selection of Chinese green

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How I got here

I thought I would share with you how I came to find ooooby.

I have posted my recent gardening experiences on my own blog so rather than do it all again, here are the links, in the order they should be read, rather than last first, if you follow me.

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Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:22pm

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At 11:56am on July 2, 2009, Katharine said…
Hi Tracey,
There is a great planting guide on the eden seeds website
It is much better to grow peas from seeds rather than from seedlings. I direct sow them in the garden. It is super easy. I buy my seeds from a company called Green Harvest. Their website is It is an awesome website full of useful information so worth checking out even if you are not planning on buying seed. I also like their website because the give a money order option and do not force you to use a credit card to make online purchases.
At 1:00am on July 1, 2009, Katharine said…
I'm about 30 minutes south of the Qld border. A lot of the stuff that grows well here over winter should work in Newcastle. If you are a fan of broccoli and peas they are two winter crops that should grow well. It might be too late to plant broccoli from seed right now, you may need to start with established seedlings or risk your broccoli bolting to seed. I'm not sure how quickly it warms up in Newcastle in the Spring. Peas are easy to grow from seed and love the NSW winter conditions. Once you have eaten fresh peas from the vine it is very hard to go back to the stale old store bought ones. Most of mine don't even make it to the cooking pot. They are so tasty and sweet that first minute after they are harvested I often eat them raw straight out of the pods. Some of the other plants that grow well in the winter in NSW include potatoes, garlic, coriander, cauliflower, silver beet, lettuce, onions and carrots. There a lot more, that is just what I like to grow over the winter that I think would grow well in Newcastle's climate. Happy gardening!
At 5:40pm on June 30, 2009, Katharine said…
Hi Tracy,
You must be down south somewhere, here on the north coast winter is a fantastic time to plant all sorts of yummy vegies. I prefer the winter to the summer for vegetable gardening.
At 9:13pm on June 26, 2009, Katharine said…
Hi Tracy,
Great to see another NSW gardener discovering ooooby. Happy gardening!
At 8:46pm on June 26, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hi Tracy. Welcome. Good to see another Aussie here. I'm actually an Aussie residing in NZ and living in the UK for a couple of months. Have fun oooobying!!

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